Lincoln Memorial Garden 8K (4.97 miles) Trail Race
and Kid's Fun Run

in United States at Lincoln Memorial Garden Nature Center

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  • 8K (4.97 Mile) Trail Race (limited to 300 participants)
    You may register up to six people in a single transaction.

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Kids Fun Run
    Starting at approximately 9:00 AM, following the completion of the 8K

    Online registration is closed for this category.

What is the "Bridge Fund"

As many of you are aware, or maybe not, The Walgreen Bridge has been deemed structurally unsound and is permanently closed until the funds can be secured to either update or replace.

Because the Garden does not receive any Federal/ State funding, all the funds needed for this project will need to be procured via donations.

Please consider an add-on donation to the "Bridge Fund" so we can once again enjoy all the that Walgreen Bridge has to offer.

Thanks for your support!

All proceeds from the race, after expenses, will go directly to the Lincoln Memorial Garden.

Lincoln Memorial Garden is a 110-acre tract along the shore of Lake Springfield designed by Jens Jensen to honor President Lincoln's memory by recreating the woodland and prairie landscape he would have encountered in the early 19th century in central Illinois. The garden is host to many educational and recreational activities each year. It receives no state or federal funding and strictly relies on the generosity of donors. Please consider making a donation or becoming a member by visiting their website

Race Course

The rolling and sometimes flat course will be held on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial Gardens, Ostermeier Prairie Center, and along Forest Ridge. The trails inside the Gardens are mostly double/triple track and the make-up of the trail is dirt, mulch, limestone, and paved roads. The course will include two water stops that will be passed twice for your convenience. Environmentally friendly ground markings as well as eye-level directional signs, as needed, will be displayed/provided.

Kid's Fun Run:
The kid's fun run will be held on the Lincoln Memorial Garden's property located on the east side of East Lake Drive. The course is generally flat and will consist of running through a path cut in the prairie grass and over a bridge which spans a pond. Environmentally friendly ground markings will help direct the kids along the course.

Download the course image.

Event Shirts

8K Zorrel Gender Specific Shirts

  • Short Sleeve
  • Fabric: 100% Microfiber Polyester
  • Style: "Athletic Fit"
  • Description: The body, sleeves, and armholes are slightly snug for comfort during movement without being too tight

Kid's Fun Run Unisex Shirts

  • Short Sleeve
  • Fabric: 100% Microfiber Polyester

Shirts are guaranteed to all entrants if registered prior to May 2, 2017. After that date, shirts/ shirt size availability cannot be guaranteed.

Finisher's Medals/ Age Group Awards

Specially created finisher's medals will be given to all the athletes crossing the finisher line.

Age group awards will be given to the overall Male and Female, the top Male and Female in the Master's division, and to the top 1/3 or top 3 (whichever is greater) in each of the following age group categories:

  • 14 and under
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80 and over

Walkers will be eligible for age group awards

Awards will not be given for the Kid's Fun Run but they can expect finisher's medals.

Packet Pickup

Friday, July 28, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
PhysioTherapy Professionals
2921 Greenbriar Rd.
Suite B2
Springfield, IL 62704

Saturday, July 29, 2017
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Lincoln Memorial Garden (Race site)


The 8K event will be a time trial start, with the faster runners at the front, and will be utilizing tag timing. Overall & Age Group awards will be based solely on chip time. All runners must wear their timing tag to be scored. If your tag falls off during the race, your finish time may not be recorded.

The Kid's Fun Run will not be timed.

Results will be available at

Post Race Entertainment

To Be Determined

Headphone Policy

The use of personal music devices is PROHIBITED for this race. This is to ensure all participants enjoy everything that the event has to offer and for the safety of all participants.


The race director(s) reserve the right to cancel, postpone, or modify the race due to adverse weather or emergency conditions that make race conditions unsafe. In the event the race is cancelled, there will be no refunds.

There are no refunds and no registration transfers.

Race Director and Contact Info

For event-related questions, please click on the *Contact the Organizers* button on the left-hand side of this page.

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